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J Forensic Dent Sci. 2016 May-Aug;8(2):113. doi: 10.4103/0975-1475.186377.

A questionnaire survey on forensic odontology: Are we really aware?

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Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Sudha Rustagi College of Dental Sciences and Research, Faridabad, Haryana, India.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

The role of a dentist is not only to examine and treat the oral diseases but also to assist the legal authorities by means of its branch-forensic odontology. Through forensic odontology, a dentist plays a very important role in crime investigation of any type.

OBJECTIVE:

To analyze the knowledge, awareness, and interest of forensic odontology among the dental teaching staff who are working in the dental colleges within the Delhi NCR.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

A questionnaire of 12 questions (both open-ended and close-ended) was prepared and the survey was conducted with 200 dental teaching staff.

RESULTS:

A sufficient knowledge but poor awareness and interest among the dental teaching staff was observed.

CONCLUSION:

The study highlighted that although dental teaching staff themselves have sound knowledge regarding forensic odontology, their awareness and interest need to be upgraded on a regular basis. The success of acquiring such extensive knowledge would be valid if better job opportunities in these fields would be increased.

KEYWORDS:

Awareness; dental teaching staff; forensic odontology; survey

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